Latest world tennis rankings: Somdev stays at 101, Ankita drops to 310

Suhrid Barua

Somdev Devvarman

India’s highest ranked men’s singles player Somdev Devvarman remained at last week’s 101st spot in the latest ATP rankings.

He had advanced thirteen spots last week on the back of a second round finish at the US Open, where he lost to Italy’s 20th seed Andreas Seppi.

The Tripura-born lad has been coming up with decent wins in recent times.

He performed exceedingly well at the recent ATP Citi Open in Washington, where he upset defending champion and world number 25 Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine in the second round, before being slugged out by the big-serving American John Isner in the third round.

Somdev also made it to the semifinals of the ATP Nottingham Challenger tournament. Earlier this year, he attained a semifinal finish at the ATP Caltanissetta Challenger in Italy, as well as a second-round appearance at the French Open after going through the qualifying route.

Among the other Indians, Prakash Amritraj, son of the legendary Vijay Amritraj, advanced six places to 263rd.

Saketh Myneni, who won both the Chandigarh and Rohtak Futures earlier this year, fell two spots to lie 314th.

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, who won the Coimbatore ITF Futures this year, dropped three places to be at 326th position. He had surged 52 spots last two week.

Sanam Singh climbed four places to hold the 375th spot. He had plunged forty places last week.

Vijayant Malik jumped four places to be at 446th position.

N Sriram Balaji, who won the Chennai ITF Futures this year, advanced eight places to occupy the 463rd spot. He had slumped 69 places last week.

Among the Indian women, Ankita Raina fell two spots and continues to be the country’s highest ranked women’s singles player at 310th position.

Rishika Sunkara, who was breathing down the neck of Ankita Raina earlier this year, slipped two places to be ranked 493rd.

Prarthana Thombare moved up one spot to be at 555th position.

Nidhi Chilumula fell one place to be at 586th spot.

Shweta Rana dropped three places to occupy the 596th position.

Edited by Staff Editor


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